Ministerial List: ‘Give Me Time To Present People I Know’ – Buhari Tells Lawmakers


President Buhari

President Buhari has asked for more time from the members of the National Assembly to compile the names of those who will serve as Ministers in his yet-to-be-formed cabinet.

Speaking during a dinner for lawmakers in the state House last night in Abuja, President Buhari asked that he be given more time to compile the list, as he would like to work with people he knows.

Many lawmakers at the dinner, said they want to see the list of the proposed cabinet so that they can go on leave peacefully.

Responding, Buhari said: “I’m very much aware of it; I’m under tremendous pressure on it. But the last cabinet which I headed, most of them, the majority of them I didn’t know them. I had to accept the names and recommendations from the party and other individuals.  I worked with them for three and half years at least – meeting twice or two weeks in a month. So, I know them.

But, this time around, I will pick people I personally know.” he said.